In Section II all numbers presented in Section I are counted, but they are combined with additional population counts which estimate or represent only facility average daily populations, without demographics breakdown. Because of the lack of demographic detail, this information was omitted in Section I. In Section II, the extra information will be used to calculated numbers showing a more complete picture of Florida's total jail population and numbers involving county incarceration rates as well.
Average Daily Population
On the average, there were 58,261 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2010 for facilities that provided demographic information. Compared to last year's figures, this year's count of 58,261 inmates represents a 3.5% decrease in this inmate population from that reported for the previous year. Since 2008, Florida's grand-total jail population has fallen 10.5%.
In 2010, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.1 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2010 (Table 6). This is based on county population figures which are estimates of the April 1, 2010 state population. They are produced by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research via the website of the Florida Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research, published there November 2010. Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.6 in Flagler County, to a high of 15.3 Baker County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.